Sustainability issues show the characteristics of complex systems, as they are part of the continuously changing, self-organising, interdependent and adaptive systems in our world.
The project identifies two main specific objectives:
Strengthen the collaboration among academic institutions provide them with a clearer picture of the range of opportunities between the universal and the particular
Provide academic lecturers and managerial staff with knowledge, skills and tools for adapting their educational activities with a specific focus on sustainable development
Provide undergraduate students with competences on complex systems thinking as a basis for sustainability action and make them employable in organizations interested to meet the sustainable development goals.
The project is addressed to:
Policy makers in the field of education
The main project results include:
An inventory providing motivation and guidance for designing new courses specialized on complex systems thinking as well as for the integration of systems thinking through interdisciplinary approaches in existing courses.
A toolkit consisting in a set of media-based teaching tools focused on Sustainable Development issues addressed to a multidisciplinary approach.
A Joint Curriculum engaging Higher education decision-makers, experts and lecturers in defining a shared complex systems and system thinking based interdisciplinary learning path and related curriculum in Sustainable Development.